Today's Google 'doodle' salutes comics pioneer Winsor McCay, who studied in Ypsilanti
Today's is a terrific, multi-layered, expanding comic strip/animation that salutes Winsor McCay, the great pioneering newspaper cartoonist best known for "Little Nemo in Slumberland."
And there's a local connection.
McCay was from Spring Lake, Mich., and went to college at Cleary's Business College (now Cleary University) and Michigan State Normal College (now Eastern Michigan University). In fact, according to Wikipedia, MSNC provided McCay's only formal art training, from John Goodison.
The Google doodle celebrates the 107th anniversary of "Little Nemo." The comic, created in a time when a single strip could take up an entire newspaper page, followed the adventures of a young boy as he dreamed up incredible mystical landscapes.
McCay's pages were amazing, and the Google doodle is a worthy tribute—it's definitely worth checking out.